December 22, 2014

The Eureka Skydeck 88 in Melbourne


I almost forgot about these photos of Melbourne!

As much as I am afraid of heights, I've always been drawn to high places (with a secure floor and wall protecting me, of course) and I heard that Eureka Skydeck 88 had an amazing view of the city of Melbourne and beyond, so I had to go! According to the visitor information, this is the highest viewing platform in the Southern Hemesphere.

So after a quick lunch, where I got to see the girls again, I took a walk around the city for a bit and headed towards Eureka Tower. I initially thought it was an office building but later learned that it is in fact a residential tower. I'm not sure how I would feel about living so high above the ground. But it does have an amazing view, that's for sure.

Isn't the city of Melbourne beautiful from above?

Here are some photos: 

By the end of this trip, I was almost an expert at taking selfies!
The tall building on the left is the Eureka Tower.
There were some binoculars that faced city landmarks...this was Flinders Street Station.
There was also a corner of the observation deck where you could step outdoors.



Before I knew it it was dark outside and the city was covered in lights!
The night view was gorgoues...and loved seeing the river we kayaked from above :)
Then it was back to the Southern Cross Station to head to the airport! x

8 comments:

  1. BEAUTIFUL Pictures Kaori!! :)

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    1. Thank you Vanessa! I can't wait to see the photos you guys will take in Brisbane! x

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  2. You are afraid of heights? I love high places, but I'm afraid of falling. So no rollercoasters for me.

    I heard of a building where you can walk outside on a steel walkway in Melbourne or somewhere in Australia. It looked like fun. I want to do that. I'm the dummy who will jump on the glass at Tokyo Tower or Tokyo Skytree even though I'm not supposed to.

    See what I mean:
    http://blog.hinomaple.com/2009/08/18/naruto/

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    1. PS: No comments on your January posts? Some interesting things for you to read if you allow them. :)

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    2. I'm the opposite, afraid of heights but totally fine with roller coasters as long as they have those shoulder restraints. The ones with only a lap bar kind of freak me out but I will ride those, too. Because roller coasters are suppose to freak you out, right? :D

      Hmmm, maybe in Sydney? That sounds crazy. And also, I would be the lady who punches you for jumping on the glass floor. Haha.

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    3. PS: Are the comments turned off? I checked and saw the regular comment box. Let me know if it's still not there.

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    4. I'm childish in such a way that I don't think I can ever stop jumping on the glass. well, if it says not to, I won't but if I don't know, I'll do it anyways.

      Besides, your punches aren't that hard, is it? I think I can survive. ;)

      PS: I think I was on the wrong page for comments at the time. My fault.

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    5. Watch out, I bet I have a few good punches in me! :D

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